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Download as PDF 56682 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 178 / Monday, September 14, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11198] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) will hold a virtual public meeting from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The meeting will focus on public diplomacy’s role in countering state-sponsored disinformation, based on the forthcoming ACPD special report, ‘‘Public Diplomacy and the New ‘‘Old’’ War: Countering State-Sponsored Disinformation.’’ A panel of experts on the current complex information environment will discuss opportunities and challenges for PD practitioners in responding to state-sponsored malign influence operations—U.S. Ambassador (ret.) Bruce Wharton; James Pamment, Nonresident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Graham Brookie, Director and Managing Editor of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. This meeting is open to the public, including the media and members and staff of governmental and nongovernmental organizations. To obtain the web conference link and password and to request reasonable accommodation, please email ACPD Program Assistant Kristy Zamary at ZamaryKK@state.gov. Please send any request for reasonable accommodation not later than September 23, 2020. Requests received after that date will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill. Attendees should plan to enter the web conference waiting room by 11:50 a.m. to allow for a prompt start. Since 1948, the ACPD has been charged with appraising activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics and to increase the understanding of, and support for, these same activities. The ACPD conducts research that provides honest assessments of public diplomacy efforts, and disseminates findings through reports, white papers, and other publications. It also holds public symposiums that generate informed discussions on public diplomacy issues and events. The Commission reports to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. The Office of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs supports it. For more information on the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, please contact the Commission’s Executive Director, Vivian S. Walker, at WalkerVS@ state.gov or Senior Advisor, Shawn Baxter, at BaxterGS@state.gov, or please VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Sep 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 visit https://www.state.gov/bureausoffices/under-secretary-for-publicdiplomacy-and-public-affairs/unitedstates-advisory-commission-on-publicdiplomacy/. Vivian S. Walker, Executive Director, U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Department of State. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11198]


U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

    The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) will hold a 
virtual public meeting from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, 
September 30, 2020. The meeting will focus on public diplomacy's role 
in countering state-sponsored disinformation, based on the forthcoming 
ACPD special report, ``Public Diplomacy and the New ``Old'' War: 
Countering State-Sponsored Disinformation.'' A panel of experts on the 
current complex information environment will discuss opportunities and 
challenges for PD practitioners in responding to state-sponsored malign 
influence operations--U.S. Ambassador (ret.) Bruce Wharton; James 
Pamment, Nonresident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for 
International Peace; and Graham Brookie, Director and Managing Editor 
of the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab.
    This meeting is open to the public, including the media and members 
and staff of governmental and non-governmental organizations. To obtain 
the web conference link and password and to request reasonable 
accommodation, please email ACPD Program Assistant Kristy Zamary at 
[email protected]. Please send any request for reasonable 
accommodation not later than September 23, 2020. Requests received 
after that date will be considered, but might not be possible to 
fulfill. Attendees should plan to enter the web conference waiting room 
by 11:50 a.m. to allow for a prompt start. Since 1948, the ACPD has 
been charged with appraising activities intended to understand, inform, 
and influence foreign publics and to increase the understanding of, and 
support for, these same activities. The ACPD conducts research that 
provides honest assessments of public diplomacy efforts, and 
disseminates findings through reports, white papers, and other 
publications. It also holds public symposiums that generate informed 
discussions on public diplomacy issues and events. The Commission 
reports to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. The Office 
of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs 
supports it.
    For more information on the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public 
Diplomacy, please contact the Commission's Executive Director, Vivian 
S. Walker, at [email protected] or Senior Advisor, Shawn Baxter, at 
[email protected], or please visit https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-public-diplomacy-and-public-affairs/united-states-advisory-commission-on-public-diplomacy/.

Vivian S. Walker,
Executive Director, U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2020-20220 Filed 9-11-20; 8:45 am]
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